The Far Country

SHUTE, Nevil. The Far Country.

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SHUTE, Nevil. The Far Country. London: William Heinemann, 1952.

8vo., original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt; embossed devices to both covers; preserved in the beautifully illustrated dustwrapper by Biro (12s. 6d. Net); pp. [vi], 333, [i]; perhaps a little pushed and toned; jacket near-fine, bright and vibrant, with just some minimal nicks and chips; a lovely copy.
First edition.
The Far Country is a love story of two people from different countries, working together through hardships to build a life of prosperity. It was written in the same year that Shute emigrated to Australia, and behind the blossoming romantic plot-line, the author takes a thinly-veiled swipe at the British National Health Service, as well as the socialist Labour government, themes he would later develop more fully in In the Wet.

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